12 June: Scenic Rim Regional Council has committed an extra $40,000 towards the Be Healthy and Active program to enable a year-long timetable of sports, wellness and health activities in 2019-20.
Scenic Rim Regional Council has committed an extra $40,000 towards the Be Healthy and Active program to enable a year-long timetable of sports, wellness and health activities in 2019-20.
Regional providers will now be able to deliver low-cost and free activities for a full 12 months of an expanded program.
Mayor Greg Christensen said the Be Healthy and Active program not only encouraged health and fitness across all age groups and abilities, but also provided an avenue to strengthen community connections.
"Many providers who offered activities through the past six-month programs shared positive feedback to Council highlighting the benefits they, and participants, enjoyed from their involvement in the program," he said.
"This program is an opportunity for our local providers to be promoted through Council's networks, increase their business profile and connect with various key community events, all while creating a healthier community."
In the program's first term in 2019, 48 activities were provided across 15 locations throughout the Scenic Rim.
As well as outdoor sporting and recreational activities, the Be Healthy and Active program includes indoor pastimes and information sessions, such as health and nutrition seminars, card playing and community table tennis.
The program now has grown to include a focus on physical, environmental activities such as gardening, tree planting and Bush Kindy especially for young children.